PALS Certification

  1. I live in Mo. We do not have to have ACLS prior to PALS. If fact I've never taken it. All we have to have is BLS certification. I don't know if this is true everywhere, if it is a state thing, or a hopsitals choice. Hope this helps.


    [This message has been edited by Marcy Long (edited February 25, 1999).]
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   jordon
    Is ACLS cerification required prior to being PALS certified? Also, is an ECG monitoring class recommended prior to PALS? Thank you to anyone who can help.

    Lisa
  4. by   alice smith
    Hi!

    I don't talk ACLS is required nor ECG monitoring class before taking PALS course. I have been taking PALS for about 5yrs in NY&FL, and all i did was to take the PALS course.

    alice
  5. by   COCFCI
    I am a PALS instructor, and the AHA does not require for you to have anything except your BLS card prior to the course. ACLS is separate. For the PALS course, I don't think that you will need a ECG interp class. Good Luck with the course. RR
  6. by   kotys
    I am a PALS instructor. All that is required for the heart association is BLS certification. In pediatrics it is knowing slow, fast and absent rythms following the algorythms. Good Luck with your class.

    Shannon
  7. by   nammm
    Dear COCFCI and KOTYS if you are really PALS instructor can you give me PALS core cases Scenario Cue Cards.it will help in the prepration. i will be greatful to you for your help.thanks
  8. by   ECUPirateRN
    When you get your PALS book it will have a "cheat sheet" that has all the algorithms on it that you should be able to use on your practical test. Also, all of the scenarios that we did were in the PALS book.
  9. by   nammm
    I need PALS core cases Scenario Cue Cards if you can give me?
  10. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Those cue cards are for use by PALS instructors to help them provide education during the classes and they come with the PALS Instructor Manual (2006 edition). If you aren't an instructor then you don't need them and if you are, you should already have them. The scenarios are in the PALS Provider Manual which comes bundled with a pre-course checklist and a pocket reference card. All the background information required in the provider-level course is available in the 280 page manual.
  11. by   nammm
    i know but i need these cards to make myself perfect in the course. i will be greatful if u provide me these cards.
  12. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Quote from janfrn
    Those cue cards are for use by PALS instructors to help them provide education during the classes and they come with the PALS Instructor Manual (2006 edition). If you aren't an instructor then you don't need them and if you are, you should already have them. The scenarios are in the PALS Provider Manual which comes bundled with a pre-course checklist and a pocket reference card. All the background information required in the provider-level course is available in the 280 page manual.
    Quote from nammm
    i know but i need these cards to make myself perfect in the course. i will be greatful if u provide me these cards.
    Read what I wrote in my previous answer again. If you ARE NOT and instructor, you cannot have those cards. No instructor is going to want to give away their cards, and the package is copyrighted so anyone making copies runs the risk of arrest and loss of instructor status. Study the PALS manual issued by the American Heart Association or go to Barnes and Noble and buy the study guide http://search.barnesandnoble.com/PAL.../9780323047500. No one is "perfect" in the course, and I think it would raise many questions if anyone was.
  13. by   trimedic37
    This is a pretty good PALS Study tool for PALS renewal.
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